February 28, 2011

Progress.......


So, surgery Feb 7th.
Achilles tendon was detached, huge bone spurs removed, heel bone "re-sculpted" (I don't even want to know what kind of tools they used!!), and then tendon screwed back on.






New cast Feb 16th








Cast off and stitches out (i'll spare you the picture that my friend Amy took of the incision). New boot set at 20 degrees of plantarflexion (meaning my toes point down from horizontal 20 degrees). Two more weeks and we move it up to 10 degrees plantarflexion.
Still not allowed to put any weight on it....... but still...... progress.



You'd think I would be a blogging maniac, huh? All this time sitting in the recliner with my foot up on pillows. Well, I am...... but a blog reading maniac instead of blog writing. A person needs to be careful about writing things while under the influence of pain pills. So, now that I only average about 1 pain pill a day...... maybe I can start doing some writing. :)

But I truly have enjoyed having time to read and follow blogs, so many families who are bringing home little ones through Reece's Rainbow. And I have to post about my heart for these orphans when I can FINALLY find a way to capture the feelings about these precious children. ...... it's coming....... i have a partial draft.....




1 comment:

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I don't understand why you don't want to share the picture of the wound? I'm so confused...

I showed the picture to my wound nurse friend. She knows your surgeon. She recognized the initials and the style of his stitches. =D